Saturday 22 December 2012

Merry Christmas

This lovely fabric postcard was made by Ellen from the Netherlands - thank you Ellen, I love it!
I thought it was the perfect photo for the last posting of the year. As we are getting ready for our summer holiday at the beach, I would like to wish you all a merry Christmas / happy holidays with your loved ones. Hope to see you again in 2013!

Wednesday 19 December 2012

Wordless Wednesday

Monday 17 December 2012

Burlap Bowl

Today I finally made something I have been wanting to make for a long time: a fabric bowl. Of course I used coffee sack fabric! (and heavy-weight Fast2Fuse for the interfacing)

I used this tutorial to make the bowl and found it a quick and easy job.

This one is to keep the loose bits and pieces on my desk organised, but I might make some more Burlap Bowls to add to my Etsy shop. And maybe use some of the gorgeous quilting fabrics in my stash to make a few more for myself... ;-)

Wednesday 12 December 2012

Wordless Wednesday

Monday 10 December 2012

T-Shirt Print Cards

The other day a friend asked if I could make something for her. She had some old t-shirts she wasn't wearing anymore, but did not want to throw away because of the memories attached to them. Last year I had given her one of my Kookaburra Word Art Cards and she was wondering if it would be possible to make a card like that with those t-shirts.

I thought that was a brilliant idea! I cut the print out of the t-shirt and fused it to a piece of Fast2Fuse (what I always use to make fabric cards). For the back I used plain calico (that's muslin in the US) - she will be able to write some memories on it with a Sharpie or felt pen. I finished the edges with a satin stitch in yellow thread:

Her husband had this polo shirt from the university where he did his Masters degree that he wasn't wearing anymore:

I cut out the pocket and made this card:

She had some more shirts that I haven't photographed, but you get the idea. I think it's a brilliant way to keep the memories associated with those old shirts - and much less work than making a t-shirt quilt! (something I plan to do with Hugo's gymnastics shirts one day)
I am going to have a dig in our wardrobe soon!

Wednesday 5 December 2012

Wordless Wednesday